A study (#0868) being presented later this morning as a poster reports that insomnia with short sleep duration in men is associated with increased mortality. In women with insomnia and short sleep duration, the mortality risk was increased but not statistically significant.
In the April 1 issue of the journal SLEEP, the same research team also published a study showing that chronic insomnia with objectively measured short sleep time is an independent and clinically significant risk factor for hypertension. Read an AASM press release about the study.
You can download the SLEEP 2009 abstract supplement as an 11 MB file in PDF format.